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Kitchen Living Area Terrace Double Bedroom Ensuite




Dozmary Pool Barn

(Ref. 976401)

Altarnun, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Dozmary Barn is such a lovely place, warm and toasty, with plenty of logs supplied."

    So quiet and peaceful, we were able to unwind and just relax. It rained the week we stayed, so we didn't venture far, but the A30 is not far and makes visiting places easy. Dozmary Barn is well worth a stay, children will love the pond. Take binoculars and a torch, the batteries were running out on the ones provided. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Anya5.0Nov 2023

  • "Another wonderful week at my favourite holiday property."

    Magical location - so peaceful and beautiful. A great place to meet up with family. The barn was spotlessly clean as always. Cannot wait to return. Many thanks to everyone. Teresa, Rob and Storm, our springador, who also adores Dozmary Pool Barn.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2023

  • "The barn and fixtures and fittings are beautifully done."

    This was our third visit and as usual, everything is spotlessly clean and the barn is very welcoming and comfortable. We love the privacy and peace and tranquility that this barn provides. We visited Brown Willy, Tintagel and the Eden project and find the location beautiful and peacefully convenient to explore. Thank you.....we hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location, very central which made it easy for days out."

    Lake is fantastic for children to have fun doing water sports, nice and safe! Will definitely try and visit again, lovely cottage. Thank you for sharing it!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Jun 2023

  • "Property in a great location with amazing views."

    If you want a quiet get away, then this is the place. Cottage was well equipped and had everything needed.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning location, the cottage was sparkling clean with everything you would need for a lovely stay ,The owners went above and beyond to ensure my family needs were met, we had a lovely week and will definitely be staying again."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property in an amazing location!"

    Dozmary Pool Barn was spotlessly clean and so well equipped, so much care and effort has been put in to this house to make it so welcoming and a real home from home. Beds were so comfortable and all the appliances and decor was to a very high standard. The location is stunning and so peaceful, and perfectly situated to explore the many wonderful towns and villages Cornwall has to offer. Amazing property, we didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very good cottage, this is our 3rd visit and the comfort and cleanliness has been maintained throughout."

    It is one of the best cottages that we stay in.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another fantastic week at Dozmary Pool Barn."

    The property was warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean as always. Lovely walks with our springador, Storm, who adores the barn and loves to lie on the bank keeping watch. Flocks of birds over the lake were amazing. A truly relaxing last minute break. Many thanks to everyone. Teresa, Rob and Storm.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Nov 2022

  • "Second stay and absolutely love it."

    We come for the peace and quiet as our dog hates fireworks and it couldn’t be more perfect. Added bonus that the location is also brilliant for both north and south coasts. Slight disappointment there was no welcome pack milk etc. there also did not appear to be any hand towels.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Nov 2022

  • "Having been part of a party of people who had stayed before, I can confirm that the return visit was well worthy of the recommendation."

    The only downside I was aware of was that on previous visits, basic supplies had been left to make the arrival a little easier. The actual property is in an idyllic position. The facilities excellent. One slight difficulty was found in sleeping beneath the upstairs bedroom, where the floor squeaked considerably.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "As ever Dozmary was spotlessly clean on arrival and has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay deep in the Cornish countryside."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent well maintained property on a beautiful countryside location."

    We had pleasure in staying for the week. We were very lucky with the warm and sunny weather and we enjoyed our day trips to beaches.

    Reviewed by Surendra5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property and location are fabulous."

    Everything needed is provided. The only very minor comment, is that wardrobe space is sparse, and if we had known prior to arrival, we may have adjusted our wardobe requirements. This is minor and is totally outweighed by the property and location. A LITTLE GEM and we will be back. Mark Spence

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2022

  • "Barn very well designed and fittings lovely."

    Beds comfy, but winter weight duvet too hot for May. We have ground source heat pump ourselves so appreciate that, but temp set a little high for us. Sofa cushions need restuffing as bit flat. Shower downstairs could have done with soap tray - nowhere to put anything. Loved separate utility in garage and garden, but slightly surprised by no tourist literature at all or welcome pint of milk. Otherwise great, only minor things.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4May 2022

  • "Dozmary Pool Barn is a lovely property, in a perfect position overlooking the lake."

    The house was very well laid out and very clean. It's in a perfect position if you like to be away from the daily hustle and bustle. Just 8 miles away from Bodmin. It's so good we have already booked another stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "This was my second visit to this property."

    It is a wonderful place to stay for peace and quiet and relaxation. The cottage is immaculate, with all possible facilities, in very good condition. Plenty of hot water. Cottage itself nice & warm with underfloor heating. There is a woodburner if you need it, with plenty of logs. Lots of lovely places nearby to visit if you wish - Golitha Falls, Minions, Lanhydrock, Pencarrow, Tintagel. All fantastic, but lots of safe walking on your doorstep if you prefer. Fabulous!

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    As always we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "It is a lovely property, but we would like to say a special thank you to Leigh, the local manager, who (literally) went many extra miles to help us and our young child when the power failed at the height of storm Eunice."

    Reviewed by J M5.0Feb 2022

  • "Charming and well presented cottage."

    A pleasure to stay in. Beautiful location and well placed for tourism. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2021

  • "Stunning property!"

    Very clean and thought has been put into the equipment provided which is a real positive. Ground source heating was great, no issues, warm house even though it was bitter outside. Location is amazing, especially suited for dog owners. No light pollution at night, amazing skies. Thank you for the hospitality. One small note that there are no shaver sockets so take an adapter.

    Reviewed by Brett4.7Dec 2021

  • "We have been to Dozmary before in appalling weather but the cottage is so good it does not matter!"

    The weather wasn’t much better this time but it was still as lovely and as comfortable and well appointed. Our dogs also love it because of the underfloor heating.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely out of the way property"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a place!"

    We absolutely loved our stay at Domzary Pool, and will definitely be back. The location is amazing - so peaceful, with only one neighbour - and many cows! The barn was spotless when we arrived with really nice fittings, and was definitely very comparable to ‘5 tick’ cottages we’ve stayed at. The only points for improvement would be - a coffee machine would be an amazing addition and the curtains were not lined so lots of early wake ups from the children as the sun streamed through. But overall a truly excellent property, would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful location, whilst being easily accessible for great walks and beaches. We took the owners recommendation and visited Daymer Bay beach and it was great, beautiful sand and interesting rock pools. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Jun 2021

  • "Location, Location, Location!"

    Fabulous cottage in wonderful place, magical, peaceful, only sound was the cows! Enjoyed it so much I have already booked to go again next year.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2021

  • "Third time at Dozmary."

    The improvements are excellent but being older people we could not alter the temperature of the underfloor heating! However, the log burner more than compensated for it. Storm, our springador, loves it at Dozmary and despite the atrocious weather he still went in for a splash about. I adore Dozmary Pool Barn and dreaming of returning kept me going through lockdown. It was absolutely spotless when we arrived - many thanks to the lovely cleaning lady. Looking forward to our next visit. Teresa, Rob and Storm. PS - The knives are blunt and need sharpening and would it be possible to have a couple of pyrex dishes.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7May 2021

  • "The barn was clean, the location perfect for peace and tranquillity."

    Ideal for our dog. Very few people came to the lake which gave the impression of having the whole place to ourselves

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have been to Dozmary Pool several times now and as always a wonderful holiday."

    Beautiful house in wonderful surroundings. We could not have had a more relaxed break.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Oct 2020

  • "On the shoreline of Dozmary Pool, the location was perfect."

    Tranquil and a perfect place to relax. The facilities were perfect for a family, lots of space inside and out, with high quality fixtures, fittings and furniture. Dog friendly, and very welcoming - and easy to get around Cornwall being so near the main A30, but without the noise. Oh, and the icing on the cake, stargazing. With a clear sky, there is no light pollution - prepared to be amazed, and shooting stars too. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our fourth visit to Dozmary Pool barn, need we say more, we love the location and the accommodation is perfect!"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2020

  • "I've stayed at Dozmary Pool Barn a number of times."

    This is the first time since it was refurbished. Thankfully the character remains unaffected, and there are a number of things improved. It's still my favourite place to be in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Nov 2019

  • "Perfect and georgeous only thing that would have made it better was a second queen bed rather than 4 singles"

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an amazing setting."

    The Dozmary Pool is supposedly where the Lady of the Lake gave King Arthur Excalibur! So you do get the odd visitor down to the lake side but generally it's a very peaceful location, just down the road from Jamaica Inn. The barn is kitted out to a high quality with a range cooker, Miele white goods and a large fridge. The only issue was not really having a big enough cooking pan to cater properly for 6 people and no washing basket. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially being able to sit and watch the view across the lake from the living room.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very good let."

    We have no criticisms Few minor details need attention....such as door too bathroom of ground floor shower room needs hole drilled to take closing bolt! Perhaps one or two extra saucepans.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2019

  • "This has been our third visit to Dozmary Pool Barn as we have not found anywhere else that is so peaceful & so tranquil."

    The surrounding countryside is just stunning with beautiful views across the pool & a haven for wildlife. The Barn itself is extremely comfortable & provides the highest quality equipment for us to use. It is very clean & welcoming & I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys a holiday away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0May 2019

  • "Superb cottage in a magical setting right next to Dozmary pool."

    If your looking for peace and tranquility look no further, a great base for your holiday, lots of history and the night sky here is breathtaking as there is no light pollution. Comfy bed, great kitchen and log burner. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Amazing and magical setting."

    Peaceful and restful holiday. Absolutely amazing cottage with everything you could possibly need. We have never had a bad holiday when using Helpful holidays they always deliver what they say and give extra. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great location and fabulous views."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms
  • 2 x twin, one with door to terrace, bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • 1 x ground floor king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Open plan living area, with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area
  • Underfloor heating powered by an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump and wood burning stove
  • Range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV , WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.Travel cot available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Gardens, decking area, barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome fee charged
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 5.7 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in after 4.30pm

The property

Altarnun 5.8 miles, Located beside stunning Dozmary Pool near Altarnun on atmospheric Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, this detached house on two levels boasts far-reaching views across the lake to the moors beyond and is the ideal holiday home for a family break or a small gathering of friends.

It was converted from a stone barn but is now thoroughly modernised with underfloor heating and a handmade oak kitchen and is ideal for those wishing to escape a hectic lifestyle; it offers peace and tranquillity. The occasional horse rider or walker may pass, but here are mostly the sounds of nature: skylarks, waterfowl, buzzards plus stunning night skies. Glazed doors open into an open-plan living/dining room with fitted kitchen area complete with granite worktops, slate floor, and wood burning stove. There is a ground-floor king-size double bedroom with lake views and en suite shower-room. Stairs up to two twin bedrooms, one with a terrace for al fresco meals or star-gazing comfort, and the other with a view of the lake, as well as a modern family bathroom. A walled garden leads to the lake. For the true country-lover, wild swimmer, kayaker or peace-seeker, this is the place.

Take a stroll into the quaint village of Bolventor or a few miles further on is the village of Altarnun where you can stock up on essentials and is the perfect base for exploring the stunning vistas of Bodmin Moor.

This whole region really is a mecca for walkers, hikers and cyclists but there is also plenty to do for the whole family including Pennywell Farm, Trethorne Leisure Park, the Smugglers' Museum and the National Trust site at Cotehele.

Whatever you choose to do when you're staying at Dozmary Pool Barn you're guaranteed a memorable break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Launceston 8 miles; Boscastle 14 miles; Port Isaac 18 miles.

A very pretty village on the edge of Bodmin Moor, located close to the A30, making it the perfect base from which to tour the many visitor attractions within easy reach. Altarnun itself boasts quaint stone cottages, a stream running through the village, a lovely old church, and a traditional country pub. After a long day exploring the stunning countryside around Bodmin Moor this is an ideal place in which to unwind. Explore four unique villages, Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Crackington Haven, each situated along the dramatic unspoiled coastline of North Cornwall. Port Isaac, a filming location in Doc Martin, is a busy port where you can still watch the fishermen hard at work. Walking and cycling are popular activities in this area and there are beautiful churches and historic buildings to discover. Venture a little further afield and walk the high tors of Bodmin Moor, surf the waves of the North Cornish coast, sample the delights of the Eden Project or take a cruise from Truro down the misty reaches of the River Fal to Falmouth. There's something for everyone nearby, from moors and river valleys to beaches and harbours, stately homes and museums to potteries and galleries.

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Note: Arrival after 4.30pm.